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Technical Proposal Solutions Writer – Remote – Referral Bonus $3000

Akima, LLC Shared Services

This is a Full-time position in herndon, va posted March 19, 2023.

Akima is a global enterprise with more than 8,000 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E); and construction. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders, Akima’s core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers’ missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our Iñupiat values. In 2021, Akima ranked #28 on Washington Technology’s Top 100 List and #63 on Bloomberg Government’s BGOV200 List of top federal contractors. To learn more about Akima, visit www.akima.com.

Are you up to the challenge of being a trusted business winning professional with an opportunity to influence proposal bid strategy? If you have experience with the complete federal proposal lifecycle and an interest in leading “must-win” proposal opportunities, Akima’s Proposal Center of Excellence is the place for you!
Essential Job Functions:

Akima is looking for a Technical Proposal Solutions Writer who will provide superior technical and proposal writing services to the Akima Business Winning Team. The candidate will join the Proposal Center of Excellence and work directly with business development, capture, and proposal professionals to deliver technical responses to government-issued solicitations, including requests for proposal (RFPs), requests for quotation (RFQs), and requests for information (RFIs). This position is an outstanding opportunity to generate winning proposals for a rapidly growing and esteemed provider of professional services to the Department of Defense (DoD), and other federal agencies.

Responsibilities:

The role of the Technical Proposal Solutions Writer is to develop high quality, technically accurate, and compelling content for proposals, white papers, and other documentation related to program and project management, information management/information technology (IM/IT), health IT, facility maintenance/management, logistics, protective services, equipment maintenance, subject matter expertise (SME), and other professional support services. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Gather information required to develop technically compliant responses through independent research and by conducting interviews with technical and management SMEs, program leaders, and proposed key personnel.

  • Translate complex information gathered into clear, concise, and persuasive content.

  • Lead written response efforts by developing win themes and writing strategies based on solicitation requirements and performance work statement (PWS) tasks.

  • Participate in color team reviews by providing valuable feedback to peer contributors and by implementing peer feedback for assigned sections.

  • Assist with preparing infographics, flowcharts, and other visual elements.

  • Compile, organize, and maintain boilerplate content, such as executive summaries, capabilities statements, past performance references, program management plans, quality control plans, staffing and transition plans, graphics, tables, and charts.

  • Participate in capture and proposal strategy reviews and solution sessions.

  • Provide oversight and guidance regarding proposal compliance and quality.

  • Identify gaps and risks to solicitations/responses and work with team members and leadership to resolve them.

  • Assist with developing and maintaining standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other standard documentation related to proposal development.

  • Assist the capture manager with solution development and other capture support activities prior to solicitation release, as needed.

  • Write and edit content for marketing materials, such as the corporate website, capability briefings, and capability statements.

  • Assist the Akima Quality Assurance team with writing and editing quality management documentation and SOPs, as needed.

  • Assist with other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical writing, information systems, engineering, life sciences, computer science, or similar discipline.

  • 7+ years of federal government experience

  • 4+ years of technical writing and/or proposal writing experience is required. 2+ years of experience writing complex, highly technical proposals for government-issued solicitations is strongly preferred. Experience creating proposal graphics is desired.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with fine attention to detail.

  • Strong personal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel, including project team members, management, and SMEs.

  • Strong time management and organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to absorb, capture, and translate varied information of a technical nature.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

NOTE: Candidates will be required to complete an in-house writing exercise or provide a writing sample as part of the evaluation process.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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